2004 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

  Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Teldeschi Ranch
  Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Mounts Ranch
  Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah, Unti Vineyard
  Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah, Del Carlo Ranch

pH: 3.69
T.A.: 0.608 g/100mL
Alcohol: 15.9%
Cases Produced: 353

After the soft, seductive 2003, we’re back to full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal Dry Creek zinfandel.  This is heady stuff!  Perhaps the difference lies in the petite sirah component, 25% in 2004 vs. 5% in the 2003.  Aged in all French oak, 30% new, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Note: Dark ruby.  Verging on opaque.  Deep, dark aromas of black cherries, iron, earth, and herbs.  Screams Dry Creek!  On the palate, rich, full-bodied, but not at all oafish or ponderous.  Plenty of structure and muscle to ensure years of development.  Superb balance.  Drink between 2007 and 2011. (MRO – 1/28/06)

Suggested Retail: $33 - Sold Out
Release Date: Spring 2006




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